Engine Repair

Why Choose Mike’s Garage for your Engine Repair?

Engine Repair in Faribault MNYour engine is the heart of your car, and whether you drive a classic American car or a modern, high-tech European luxury machine, you need your engine to stay healthy. Since 2007, Mike’s Garage has been serving Faribault, Lonsdale, Northfield, Owatonna, and all of Rice County, providing the best in engine repairs and other vehicle services. From small, four-cylinder gasoline engines built for fuel economy up to monstrous eight-cylinder diesel engines with enough torque to pull boats and trailers, our technicians have experience and knowledge covering almost any engine on the road today.

Experienced and Trustworthy Technicians Dedicated to Quality Engine Repairs

Our technicians at Mike’s Garage are skilled across a variety of engines, from manufacturers across the world, including Audi, Hyundai, Volvo and many others. This is on top of their knowledge of domestic makes. The idea of an engine repair is a general idea – it can range from a small repair, such as spark plug replacement or resetting a sensor, to something major such as piston replacement or a full rebuild. We can work on all types of engines, including:

  • Naturally Aspirated Engine Repair
  • Diesel Engine Repair
  • Forced Induction Engine Repair (Turbo, Turbo Diesel, etc.)


Thorough engine inspections

Before we suggest any engine repairs, we put your vehicle through a thorough inspection that includes visual and mechanical inspection, along with test driving and computerized diagnostics. This allows us to find all of the issues that may be bothering your vehicle, from the direct complaint to smaller issues you may not have noticed, or that may have been caused by the larger problem.

Comprehensive and transparent overviews of your engine diagnosis

Everything we discover through our inspections will be summarized and presented to the owner in a thorough overview. By being transparent with our diagnosis, the customer can be assured that we have addressed all of their issues. This overview also provides an opportunity for the customer to ask for clarification on the diagnosis.

Engine repair recommendations you can trust

Our technicians will provide engine repair recommendations along with the overview. We will let you know which ones are vital to your engine’s operation, and which ones aren’t essential but may be worth keeping an eye on. We will answer all question you may have regarding necessity, pricing, the amount of time an engine repair may take, or any other factors that affect your decision to proceed with repairs. One thing we will not do is pressure you to move right away. We don’t like high-pressure sales, and we know our customers don’t either.

Your engine repair performed with quality replacement parts

As vital as your engine is, you never want to risk its longevity and usefulness by using inferior parts in your engine repairs. Low-quality parts can cut your engine’s lifespan short, due to poor fit and sub-par materials. This can actually cause more problems for your vehicle down the line – that’s why we only use high-quality OEM and aftermarket parts in our engine repairs.

Convenience and Benefits for our Customers

  • Digital Inspections with pictures for your viewing to provide you clear understanding of the issues with your vehicle and those results can be emailed directly to you.
  • 3 year, 36,000 mile service guarantee on all parts and labor.
  • Customer conveniences including a waiting area with free WiFi, Caribou Coffee, children’s play room, and more.
  • Available loaner cars


If you are in need of engine repair in Faribault, Minnesota and surrounding communities, or you have any other vehicle repair needs, give us a call at Mike’s Garage or stop in. We’ll show you why we are a hometown favorite when it comes to caring for your car, truck, or SUV.